In Las Vegas, the high roller tournaments of the PokerGO Tour are beginning to resemble the groundhog day. Last year's series winner Ali Imsirovic struck again in the $25k event at the Venetian, prevailing over a field of 20 entrants. It was the Bosnian's 15th Highroller title within the time frame of a single year.
The PokerGO Highroller Tour kicked off at the Venetian Casino in Las Vegas at the end of last week. There were two $10k, one $15k and the $25k Highroller tournament on the schedule.
The first two $10k tournaments saw a double winner in Punnat Punsri, who first collected $118k and then $133k in the second tournament. The $15k tournament went to highstakes vetran Alex Foxen, who won $153k.
The $25k Highroller, the highlight of the series, was rather sparsely attended with just 13 players. Thanks to 7 re-entries, the tournament still played out half a million dollars in prize money. In the end, Ali Imsirovic won the tournament ahead of Masasha Oya.
Last year, the 26-year-old Bosnian, who lives in the USA, won 10 Highroller tournaments of the PokerGO series alongside several other big events and was the clear winner in the Global Poker Index and PokerGO Leaderboard Player of the Year rankings.
20 Entries, $500k Prize Pool
|1st||Ali Imsirovic||Bosnia and Herzegovina||$270,000|
|3rd||Steven Grady||United States||$80,000|
26 Entries, $390k Prize Pool
|1st||Alex Foxen||United States||$153,615|
|2nd||Michael Wang||United States||$134,985|
|3rd||Steven Grady||United States||$62,400|
|4th||Erik Seidel||United States||$39,000|
34 Entries, $340k Prize Pool
|1st||Punnat Punsri||Thailand||$118,037 (Deal)|
|2nd||Erik Seidel||United States||$106,363 (Deal)|
|3rd||Barry Hutter||United States||$54,400|
|4th||Alex Foxen||United States||$37,400|
|5th||Jake Schindler||United States||$23,800|
37 Entries, $370k Prize Pool
|2nd||Chris Brewer||United States||$88,800|
|4th||Andrew Lichtenberger||United States||$40,700|
|5th||John Flynt||United States||$29,600|
|6th||Barry Hutter||United States||$18,500|
The next Highroller tournaments in the PokerGO series are scheduled from 12 January at the Aria Casino in Las Vegas. The highlight there is the $100k tournament with a guarantee of $1.2 million.